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3 minutes ago, paulie031 said:

That sound right, a friend of mine had a L reg big turbo in ash black around 10 years ago. Was a bit laggy but when it came on boost it was savage, running 340 bhp at the time

 

How times change eh? 340bhp isn;t much these days is it :roll: that's Golf R sort of power.

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18 minutes ago, paulie031 said:

I know lol, power delivery I'd imagine is very different and linear

 

But i bet the escort much more fun 8)

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12 minutes ago, nealpina said:

I made a mistake by saying T25 - still not bad from old knowledge lol. 

 

Not bad at all fella ☺

 

3 minutes ago, duncan-uk said:

 

But i bet the escort much more fun 8)

 

Yep as much as I love my M5 there's nothing like the experience of driving my saff, rattles and build quality more evident but still love it

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Have to say I thought I would never watch WD again, but when I saw the trailer had an Escort Cosworth (in Blue too :D), I had to watch it for the car alone. 

 

Not too sure what I think about Ant. I like his enthusiasm, but he will never be Ed (Thats a Fact! Don't try to compare, and you will enjoy it more).

 

WD has completely lost its appeal for a do it at home mechanic show. Now its just another show like Fast N Loud. 

 

Didn't enjoying seeing the third spoiler on the car or the Rally wheels. It completely ruined the look of the car.  I can only imagine that the show is now based in California, due to how rust free that escort was. Good luck trying to find a rust free example like  that in England, without someone spending thousands of pounds on it to keep it like that. 

 

In short, I am not going to say I won't watch WD again, because I have worked out the really reason why I watch it in the first place. I watch it not for the hosts but for the Cars, and all other Discovery Car shows are about american cars, not the cars we have bought up seeing and some lucky of us owning/driving.  I'll just be more selective about the episodes I watch :lol:.

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I was wondering what to watch before and nothing took my fancy (no surprise there if I'm honest) the time was approx 8:30pm and I discovered wheeler dealers was on discovery, so what did I do?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

yep that's right, turned the bastard Telly off....

:lol: 

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Well I really enjoyed that! I’ll repeat last week’s sentiments - I think Ant is great.

 

 I hear what you’re saying Scott, but that $3000 was for new carpets, steering wheel refurb, new gear knob and gaiter, and the seat trim was removed, cleaned, repaired and refitted. 

 

I agree 100% that car manufacturers should never have abandoned velours - bloody comfy stuff - in all weathers!

 

My Dad had a Toyota Celica liftback 2000 GT back around 1980. Not a Supra granted, but it was a cracking car. I don’t have a pic of it, but it looked like the one below. 

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Just watched it

 

Thought it was boring and slow

 

Next...

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Its a bit basic in places so fast forwarded through 'what does a head gasket do', i think its just a bit drawn out. Still worth watching, and am waiting to see what Mr China is going to do! 

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On ‎04‎/‎01‎/‎2018 at 1:08 PM, paulie031 said:

Monte Carlo were big turbo too iirc

 

Yes correct but there are three with small turbos - not sure why.

 

Also when the small turbos were in production on the standard Cossie, buyers had the option for the big turbo  - not sure if any were produce with the big turbo.

 

I need to dig it out, but  I have a Fast Ford magazine from about 1999 or 2000 with the Monte buying guide.  In their QA section that month they answered a question which I written to them.

 

The month after that the buying guide was Mondeo ST24 or 4x4, and the one after was the Sapphire 200E buying guide.  As I wrote into them and asked to do a buying guide on the 2000E which they did

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16 hours ago, SuperDave said:

am waiting to see what Mr China is going to do! 

 

Agreed

 

16 hours ago, SuperDave said:

i think its just a bit drawn out. Still worth watching, 

 

Agreed it made me think did Edd get bored in the last series as Mike started to get his hands dirty.  Therefore could Edd do anymore or was it time for someone else to to do mechanical - so it seems like old stuff doesn't get repeated by having someone else to explain what is a headgasket  etc

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I have just watched the first 2 episodes on catch up and have to say I really like it. I think Ant is good and I like the fact they are showing more of the mechanics stuff and taking the time to explain it.

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Thoroughly enjoyed tonight’s Mustang Mach 1 episode. Loved the way the car turned out, with the exception of the wheels. I thought they were too thin in the spoke for that car, and although the low profile tyres no doubt helped the handling, they did nothing for the look of the car. Just my opinion of course. 

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Did you see Car SOS last night, a Mk2 Jaguar, the finished car did look very well and suited the metallic silver colour. I don't normally watch the programme, but I will look out for when they do the Aston Martin, and the Mercedes SL.

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20 hours ago, Calypso-E34 said:

Thoroughly enjoyed tonight’s Mustang Mach 1 episode. Loved the way the car turned out, with the exception of the wheels. I thought they were too thin in the spoke for that car, and although the low profile tyres no doubt helped the handling, they did nothing for the look of the car. Just my opinion of course. 

  

 My thoughts exactly, why they took those lovely Rocket Racing wheels off and put those new things on is beyond me, I wasn't fussed on the red pin stripe either to be honest. Other than that, I liked it.:)

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8 hours ago, vanhool said:

Did you see Car SOS last night, a Mk2 Jaguar, the finished car did look very well and suited the metallic silver colour. I don't normally watch the programme, but I will look out for when they do the Aston Martin, and the Mercedes SL.

 

 Yes, I've seen that episode before but enjoyed watching it again last night. They seem to do a bloody good job of the cars on that show.

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That Saab episode was brilliant!  The second Saab we’ve seen Ant tackle.   I had no idea you could chop up a windscreen like that?

 

I like the ‘can do’ attitude the Yanks seem to have when it comes to solving problems. There seems to be a man somewhere that can do anything. 

 

What about that Saab 99 EMS  pickup?  Only in America!!

 

The mew new series is getting better and better. 

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Just watched it this morning

 

Was ok, again

 

Impressed with the windscreen work, but other than that, not a very interesting car IMO

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My wife agreed with brewer for the first time ever - she hates yellow cars too! earlier non-US 96's are much prettier mind.

 

Screen was fascinating, didn't realise you could trim a laminated screen (must be toughenend you can't)  but i did think though would you not 3d scan in each new screen and then scan the one your trying to copy to find a match?

 

Great skills though.

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44 minutes ago, duncan-uk said:

I did think though would you not 3d scan in each new screen and then scan the one your trying to copy to find a match?

 

I was thinking that too - and they must have some idea, with 5000 screens sitting in stock.

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